Let’s talk designer handbag collections…
We took a page out of Who What Wear‘s notebook and decided to create our own pyramid for a perfectly balanced handbag collection.
Take a look at our handy infographic (don’t forget to pin!), or keep scrolling past it to see in more detail everything your designer handbag collection should include.
Orange Céline Trapeze Bag$1,745. Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 $750. Chanel 2.55 Classic Flap Bag $2,599. Hermès Bamboo Swift Birkin 25 cm with Gold Hardware $20,550.
Classic handbags in solid colors should make up most of your handbag collection. Classic handbags include: the Hermès Birkin, Hermès Kelly bags, Chanel 2.55 bags, Louis Vuitton Speedy, Dior’s Lady Dior, and the newer Céline Trapeze and Céline Luggage Tote.
Gucci Sukey Beige GG Tweed and Leather Tote $633. Louis Vuitton Green Monogram Graffiti Neverfull GM $3,200. Hermès Orange Canvas and Leather Garden Party MM $1,199. Prada Blue Cobalto Vitello Daino Crossbody Bag $1,000.
A good percentage of your bags should be casual, everyday bags. If you like to have your hands free when you run errands, a crossbody bag will fit your lifestyle. If you don’t carry a lot, a mini bag is your best bet. If, on the other hand, you like to be prepared and like roomier totes, a Louis Vuitton Neverfull or Hermès Garden Party may be the way to go.
Chanel Black Caviar Briefcase $2,750. Louis Vuitton Altona GM in Damier Ebene $799. Gucci Lady Lock Pyhton Briefcase Clutch $850. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato VN Briefcase $2,500.
Another good part of your handbag collection should consist of bags you can take to work. Briefcases, large totes, and satchels are some of the styles that might fit your lifestyle. No matter how corporate your office may be, a handbag is a great way to showcase your personality, so don’t be afraid to try a bold color, or a fun texture.
Alexander McQueen Pony Skin Fur Leopard Clutch $1,350. Chanel CC Plexiglass Minaudière $15,500. Hermès Black Lizard Niloticus Lisse Medor Pochette 23cm $11,995. Judith Leiber Silver Multi Color Crystal Evening Bag $1,472.
Just how every wardrobe should have at least one little black dress, every handbag collection needs at least one going out bag. Black is always a safe bet, especially if they have some sort of embellishment.
Chanel Blue Velvet Medium Boy Bag $4,675. Chanel Grey Deauville Tote $2,299. Hermès Picnic Garden Party $14,999. Louis Vuitton Mink Speedy 25 $4,070.
If you live in a place with seasons you probably switch up your wardrobe a couple of times a year to accommodate for varying temperatures. You should do the same with your handbags. Velvet and furs are more appropriate winter choices, while canvas, straw, and vinyl are a great summer option.
Louis Vuitton Fleur d’Epi Bag Charm $360. Hermès Rose Jaipur Small Rodeo Charm $1,275. Fendi Monster Charm $850. Hermès Tohu Bohu Twilly $595.
And last but not least, you need a handful of accessories to give your bags a different feeling. You can opt for simple charms, Monsters, or twillys that serve two purposes: to give your bag a mini makeover, and to protect your bags’ handles.